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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals.
Our California Amber takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1150) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Smells faintly minerally and of malty sweetness. Taste is malty and hints of earthiness. Light-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point California Amber finishes with a lingering dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1305) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, bread, biscuit, and some herbal and earthy hop notes. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, dark fruit, and earthy hops. Has soft carbonation, a medium body, and light bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (24) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2016
A rather delicious amber ale. Has quite an uplifting taste. Quite a fruity conponent makes it almost a hybrid between an amber and a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (79) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Biscuit notes but a ton of fruit too. Perfectly pleasant but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1420) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Nice caramel maltiness, bit bready, noticeable hop presence,grapefruit. Light sweetness with light bitterness. Quite simple, but well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (469) - LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Aroma: protams karamelite, skidrais iesals, rozines, mazliet kada plumite. Garsa: nedaudz saldens, sarkana iesla garsa, piladziitis. Tiikams

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2034) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2016
beautiful appearance of clear amber colour and huge creamy yellowish-beige-ish head; aroma of grape, bread, oatmeal biscuit with dried fruits, some grapefruit, floral-honey notes and maybe some peach notes; taste is the same with walnut notes; just simply amazing beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (211) - Livorno, ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
Si presenta nel bicchiere di colore ambrato intenso, con sfumature ramate, si potrebbe altrimenti dire che ha un color ruggine; forma una schiuma spumeggiante color beige / bianco sporco, discretamente persistente, lascia un’allacciatura sottile sul bicchiere. Buona combinazione tra luppolo e malto, note di pino ed erbacee, accompagnate da quelle agrumate; odore di pane, biscotto e grano, nessuna sensazione prevale sulle altre. In bocca si viene attraversati inizialmente dal carattere maltato, con una leggera dolcezza di caramello e miele; questi sapori fanno da base per l’inserimento del luppolo e di leggere note di acidità agrumata, per un buon equilibro. Il pompelmo e le note di luppolo, appianano la dolcezza del malto e contribuiscono a creare un finale piacevole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
shared asample from bottle, poured a slight hazy dark orange to amber colour with a off head. nose of sweet caramel malts, slight citrus, bread notes, earthy notes, slight fruits, yeasty finish. dry sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (316) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Aroma is slightly grassy/floral. Pours dark amber/mahogany with a very thick, fluffy tan head. Leaves a very long lasting lacing. Sweet malt taste up front, but the end finishes with a hop bitterness. Insure the type of hop(s), but I was getting a slight pine with a bit stronger orange peel flavor in it. Creamy mouthfeel which I think makes the bitterness at the end stand out more (contrast). I very much enjoy this.

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